Stadium: Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan (Seville)
There is no certainty that Sevilla will win comfortably. Yes, Lopetegui’s team can pick up 3 points, but that does not mean that the visitors will not put up a fight. It seems better to play off Espanyol in this encounter.
The 3-1 draw with Valencia happened. How do you feel about it? Nothing, calmly accept the fact that Sevilla have confidently beaten a strong team in one particular match. Yes, it happens. But that does not mean it will happen again. Let me remind you that Sevilla had played three draws in a row before, and in two of the three meetings, they were clear favourites.
Of course, Sevilla can beat Espanyol. No one can argue with that. It’s just that, quite often, Lopetegui’s side has problems against mediocre, but bouncing, opponents.
Yes, Espanyol are a mediocre bouncing team. They can bite where necessary and impose their will but do not grab heaven from heaven.
By the way, this season, Espanyol have never lost by more than one goal. However, it has already played against Spanish champions Atletico Madrid. Moreover, they have been close to beating Atletico. So don’t bury the Catalans altogether.
Expert Betting Tips
I’d have to put our money on Handicap 2 (+1) for 1.80. I don’t think Sevilla will win this one. Espanyol will fight and maybe even get some points.